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Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox (천년여우 여우비)

천년여우 여우비 (Cheon-nyeon-yeo-woo Yeo-woo-bi)

Directed by Lee Seong-gang (이성강)

Animation Fantasy Romance

85min | Release date in South Korea :

Teacher KANG takes his students to a school that sits at the base of a hill where Yobi lives, a five-tailed fox who can turn into any form. KANG and his students are there to train at a special center for honing their mental abilities. While the students test their courage at night, Yobi encounters dream-catcher HWANG Geum-yee. Yobi develops an interest in Geum-yee, and decides to join the students to stay closer to him. Living like a human being is fun, until she comes across the fox hunter. Rescued by a mysterious shadow, Yobi now faces the inevitable by taking Geum-yee's spirit that will make her a real human being.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox": Magic, Myths, and Mites

    In the Spotlight this Week: Lee Seong-gang's "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox"... The nine-tailed fox is a common figure in Chinese ("Huli jing"), Japanese ("Kitsune"), and Korean ("Gumiho") cultural myths. Throughout the ages each nation has transmitted its own origin story for this mischievous, shape-shifting, soulless sneak who begets misfortune and summons sadness. But in Lee Seong-gang's 2007 animated version of the myth, that fearful track record is straight straight by an adolescent (five-tailed) fox figure named "Yobi",...More
  • [HanCinema's Image Gallery] "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox"

    A selection of shots from Lee Seong-gang's "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox"... Drawing inspiration from the Korean myth of "Gumiho", Lee Seong-gangs's "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox" (2007) is a attractive animation that re-imagines this troublesome fox's fable to great effect. The film is far from fat-free, but after a few hiccups and hysterical hinges it really does start acting like the film it could have been. It's dynamic, beautifully composed, and spins a seductive story oozing with myth and magic. Enjoy! [Spoilers],...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox" + Giveaway

    Yobi (voiced by Son Ye-jin) is a hundred year old fox spirit. She's spent most of her life living with a band of aliens who crash-landed into Korea. A sudden crisis forces her to interact with the children attending camp near the forest, and the outlook on her life seems positive. That is, until Yubi's goal in life is exposed- she must take a human's soul in order to become a human herself. Several other supernatural characters try to bully Yubi into submission on this point, while she takes stock of the one immediate goal that actually matters to her,...More
  • South Korean actress Son Ye-Jin

    2012/02/25, Source,
    South Korean actress Son Ye-jin appeares in front of the camera in a movie preview of "Love Fiction" held at Mega Box theater in Seoul's Samsung-dong on Feb. 20, 2012. Son Ye-jin has taken on a variety of roles in her career to date, propelling her to fame both in Korea and in other Asian countries. She first appeared in a supporting role in Park Ki-hyung's film "Secret Tears" in 2000, and then went on to take the lead in TV dramas such as "A Delicious Proposal", "Sun-hee and Jin-hee", and "Daemang". Her first high-profile role in cinema was in Im Kwon-taek's "Strokes of fire", which screened at Cannes and took home a Best Director award in 2002,...More
  • KOFIC, Korea-China Interchange to Revitalize Two Industries
    2008/11/12, Source,
    KOFIC (chairperson KANG Han-sup) is commencing two events in order to revitalize the film interchange between Korea and China.

    First of the two events is '2008 Korea-China Business Campus' which will take place from Thursday, November 13 to Monday, November 17, over the course of 5 days. The eve,...
  • Buddy, Yobi, and Pororo named the best comics and characters this year
    2007/11/16, Source,
    The best comics and characters of the year have been named.

    The Minister of Culture and Tourism (Minister: Kim, Jong-Min) and Korea Culture and Content Agency (CEO: Ko, Seok-Man) announced last November 14 that the comic book Buddy (written by Choi, Seong-Hyun and drawn by Lee, Hyun-Se), the ani,...
  • 2nd London Korean Film Festival Starts
    2007/11/01, Source,
    15 Korean films are being showcased this November at the 2nd annual London Korean Film Festival, screening at the Barbican in London's financial district. Opening the weeklong festival, which runs the 2nd to the 8th, is Kim Ki-duk's 2007 Canne,...More
  • A Fresh Start for Korean Cinema: Overview of the First Half of 2007
    2007/07/23, Source,
    Korean films have delved into new topics and covered a wide range of genres the first half of the year. Coming off of a disappointing year at the box office, the Korean film industry has answered with a number of truly noteworthy works of art. Although many of the films released this year were fun,...More
  • "Aachi and Ssipak" wins the grand prix at SICAF 2007

    2007/06/07, Source,
    The animation "Aachi And Ssipak" (director: Jo Beom-jin; production: JTeam St,...More
  • Art House Venue in Seoul Tempts Foreigners
    2007/05/08, Source,
    Korean film distribution company Mirovision has built an intimate state of the art theater that will run Korean independent and artistically oriented foreign films. The 10 year old film company says it is dedicated to bringing the best of alternative cinema to Seoul audiences, and its 120 seat venu,...More
  • Aahi, Yobi to Compete at SICAF '07
    2007/04/03, Source,
    The Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival has finalized the entry list of films for competition at this year's festival opening March 23rd.

    A record 1,275 films were submitted from 65 countries and 169 from 41 nations were selected to compete.

    Two Korean films ",Aahi and Ssipak" and,...
  • 'Yobi' Needs More Detailed Tale

    2007/01/25, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    After a bout of failures at the local box office, local animations have been produced in small numbers. So just the release of a new animated movie can be seen as go,...
  • Melodrama Queen Back as 10-Year-old Girl

    2006/12/25, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    Can melodrama queen Son Ye-jin portray a 10-year-old girl? The answer is "yes", and you can see for yourself i,...

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CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Ryoo Jeong-woo (류정우)
 Assistant director
85 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2007/01/25
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2008.04.27 : 471,364 admissions (total)
As of 2007.02.11 : 411,300 admissions (total)
As of 2007.02.04 : 346,156 admissions (total)
As of 2007.01.28 : 183,505 admissions (total)

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Nice Korean anime, Like those of the Japanese anime movies such as Spirited away and Princess Mononoke.
2007-09-14 01:46:26
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